Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Music, The Food, The People

Willcox Transfer 2

This week was pretty good. We were tired, a lot of appointments fell through but we turned it into a great week! We had some great daily and weekly planning. We are becoming the missionaries Heavenly Father wants us to become.

Orfilda: Just amazing! We had a really powerful lesson on Tuesday and we talked about the Atonement and baptism. The Spirit was super strong but she was still a bit unsure. We read from Alma 7 and it is a very bold and powerful chapter.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Transfers... Church Miracles!!!

So first I just want to introduce the church miracle then I will talk about the transfer news!

This week was a really good week! It was filled with success and miracles! The work of the Lord is going forth!

Church: Church was great! Orfilda, Artisema, and Artisema's kids came. Arti's kids are Kerenia, Yara, and Iquer. They came for the whole time and loved it all! We then took them on a tour of the building before they left. They really loved the baptismal font. Also, the branch is super supportive! Our branch president called President Passey to get us and the sisters to stay together here in Willcox! The whole branch has a huge desire to do missionary work and it is amazing! The branch presidency is on top of it!

Homage to the Most Important Women in My Life

Since yesterday was Mother's Day I want to honor my mom. I also want to honor the other important woman in my life, Marlie. 

Mom: Diane, Mom, Ma, Mother, Parental Unit, She who birthed me; what ever the name you use, it can only point to one! Diane Baker is amazing! She has been there when I needed her and when I wasn't sure I needed anyone. She has taught me to love and to serve. She has shown me what a covenant-keeping daughter of God looks like. She has been a solid rock, along with my dad, to show the way for us. She loves to serve and go the extra mile. She doesn't have any daughters but she has shown me what to look for in a good future wife, her future daughter-in-law. I remember when I was little that we would sit on the couch and we would read together. She always gave the best summer buzz cuts and found the sweetest watermelon. She knew that ice cream was part of a balanced diet. She did things for me and my brothers that she didn't necessarily need to do, but she did them out of love and service.  She served a mission to serve her Savior, but she didn't know how hard it would be to send her first son. It was hard to see her cry. She has been faithful in support and expressions of love. She is a great woman of even greater faith. She is my mom and I love her!

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Meeting with an Apostle of Jesus Christ

So this week was a bit tough. We had a great week and it finished wonderfully but it was tough because we didn't see much success in our lessons compared to the past few weeks. 

Conference: Tuesday night we drove into Tucson. We stayed with some other Elders. We woke up the next morning at 5am to be at a church building at 7am. When we arrived we took our first full mission picture with the addition of Elder Holland, Elder Robbins, and Elder and Sister Heyman. Then we shook their hands as we filed into the chapel. The meeting was from 8am to noon! It was so amazing though!